Types Of Damages That Can Be Collected In A Dog Bite Claim (Part B)

Tim Miley
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Injury Lawyer, Author, & Owner of The Miley Legal Group

Just like any other court case or lawsuit, taking the necessary steps to file a formal dog bite claim and of course hiring an experienced Morgantown dog bite attorney are essential. The amount you can ultimately collect to pay for medical costs and other damages, psychological and otherwise, can be significantly more depending on how much you plan for it. 

To ensure positive results, you must work with your Morgantown dog bite attorney to: 

  • Take the necessary steps to file a full and thorough claim with the local authorities
  • Have all useful and pertinent information ready and available
  • Have firm proof that you were attacked and that you did not provoke the dog 

When you are armed with the most information possible and the most useful and experienced legal professional possible, you can collect damages for any pain and suffering that caused as a result of the attack, as well as any necessary costs to cover medical bills. If you have had to miss work as a result of the injury, you can be compensated for the lost earnings that you have experienced due to the attack. 

Pet owners who are known to be keeping vicious dogs that regularly attack people can be in serious trouble once they are found out. According to state law, any animal harbored by someone who knows that the animal is vicious is liable for the damage that is done to anyone who suffers an injury at the hands of the animal. Animals must be quarantined afterward to ensure that no rabies exist, as well as to keep others safe from harm. In some cases, those harboring dogs considered to be vicious must carry a special license and keep that dog secured at all times to prevent future attacks. 

Injured In A Dog Bite Attack? We Can Help. 

If you have been injured as a result of a vicious dog attack, don’t sit back and let it heal on its own. Get medical attention, and then contact a Morgantown dog bite attorney to ensure you are getting the best representation possible. The Miley Group, Morgantown’s source for dog bite attorneys, can help. Call us at (304) 931-4088 to learn how.